Superstar Mahesh Babu’s SPYder has become a hot cake in Tamil Nadu ever since the film’s teaser was unveiled two weeks ago. The makers, who had been in discussions with several leading distributors, have finally sold the Tamil Nadu rights for a record sum.
Reportedly, the TN theatrical rights of SPYder were acquired by a major distributor for a record Rs 18 crore. This is a huge sum, not even the Tamil rights of Baahubali: The Beginning were valued at such staggering price, say trade analysts.
The name of AR Murugadoss has helped the makers of SPYder clinch this record deal. The action thriller is expected to have a massive release in Tamil Nadu simultaneously with the Telugu version for Dussehra this year.
Interim, the film is in last leg of production. Murugadoss is taking his own sweet time and sculpting SPYder with utmost care in order to meet the staggering expectations. Going by Murugadoss’ track record and the glimpse of SYPder, the film is likely to impress multiplex audiences and if the same happens in B,C centres too, then the box office record books will have to be rewritten.